Din hai suhana, aaj pehli taareekh hai! :)
I absolutely love this line, and not just because it’s part of my favourite Cadbury commercial, or because it comes from a beautiful Kishore Kumar song, but because it symbolises new beginnings (and because it was originally written to celebrate pay-day, but let’s not make this about money).
We all have a special place in our hearts for new beginnings. Every once in a while we get a chance to wipe the slate clean and start again. We come to a point where we can stop and look back at our previous struggles — mistakes, missed opportunities, broken relationships, if-onlys, the wars we fight with ourselves and everyone else — and have a chance to correct our courses. We assimilate everything we learned from those struggles and vow to live better. We decide not to be too hard on ourselves about all the things that didn’t go our way. We close old chapters, and hope we will be able to write the new ones better.
To cut a long story short, it’s when ‘tomorrow that never comes,’ actually comes.
The start of a new year is the perfect new beginning. This is when we look upon the past year, see how its trials and tribulations have changed us for better or for worse, and get a chance to count our blessings. Then, having survived yet another full year, we get another twelve months of possibility, to make good on what was lost and/or keep building on what we have. I spent the whole of 2015 as (I still can’t believe it) a working adult. In the process I also met some truly wonderful people, who are now part of my life in this new dimension. There have been trying moments throughout, but I have come out on the other side of the tornado, a stronger and perhaps happier person. The hope is to make 2016 even better — to work hard, play harder, laugh loudly, love deeply, spread a smile, and be happy.
Here’s wishing that this new year brings you all the health, happiness, success, and peace you desire. Have a great 2016! :)